A beastly collection

The most incredible bugs and arachnids from the five continents now in yours hands

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A collection specially designed for all the family

Discover some true wonders of the natural world: the most astonishing insects and spiders on the planet brought together in one collection by a team of experts. Of course, we've made sure that none of these species is endangered! These magnificent specimens come in two different sizes - big and giant - so that you can appreciate them in all their glorious detail.

A bugtastic collection

This exclusive collection brings you the most shiny, poisonous, fierce and destructive beasts in the world. There's the giant wasp, a truly dangerous member of the hymenoptera family. And the wasp spider, whose thread, just a few thousandths of a millimetre thick, is stronger than steel and more elastic than nylon. Or what about the rhinoceros beetle, which can grow up to 7 cm long! Don't miss out on this spectacular, bugtastic collection.

Endorsed by National Geographic

National Geographic brings you its special selection of the most incredible insects, spiders and other creepy crawlies the natural world has to offer. Since its foundation in 1888, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to studying wildlife on our planet. Today, it continues to be one of the world's largest non-profit organizations working in the fields of science and education.

A publication combining learning and fun

Discover the most complete work dedicated to insects, spiders and other bugs. This exclusive collection reveals the best-kept secrets of these animals, combining fun and scientific facts.
The hard work of expert biologists, entomologists and teachers along with a carefully chosen selection of photographs and illustrations make this collection ideal for children and adults alike.
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All Issues

    • 1. Manchurian Scorpion - China
    • 2. Emerald Beetle - Japan
    • 3. Giant Wasp - Asia
    • 4. Armoured Cricket - India
    • 5. Flower Mantis - Vietnam

    • 6. Blue Weevil - New Guinea
    • 7. Giant Scorpion - Malaysia
    • 8. Giant Forest Ant - Southeast Asia
    • 9. Green Africa jewel Beetle - Kenya
    • 10. Giant Water Bug - México

    • 11. Wasp Spider - Tunisia
    • 12. Chinese Lantern Bug - China
    • 13. Sugarcane White Grub Beetle - Papua New Guinea
    • 14. Long-horned Beetle - Worldwide
    • 15. African Jewel Beetle - Tanzania

    • 16. American Cockroach - North America
    • 17. Rhinoceros beetle - Asia
    • 18. Giant Shield Bug - Worldwide
    • 19. Malaysian Jewel Beetle - Bali
    • 20. Tarántula de Java - Indonesia

    • 21. Devil Spider - Americas
    • 22. Fruit Chafer Beetle - Cameroon
    • 23. Exotic Planthopper - India
    • 24. Long-nose Jungle Beetle - Malaysia
    • 25. June Beetle

    • 26. Unicorn Beetle - Australia
    • 27. Click Beetle - China
    • 28. Spur-throated Grasshopper - Ethiopia
    • 29. Golden Asian Stag Beetle - Southeast Asia
    • 30. Man Faced Stink Bug - Malaysia

    • 31. Asiatic Cricket - Indonesia
    • 32. Horned Flower Chafer - Taiwan
    • 33. Spotted Longhorn Beetle - Laos
    • 34. Tropical Black Cicada - China
    • 35. Brown Grasshopper - Australia

    • 36. Asian Forest Scorpion - Singapore
    • 37. Asian Centipede - China
    • 38. Whip Scorpion - China
    • 39. Opulent Jewel Beetle - Sumatra
    • 40. Oriental Flower Beetle - Asia

    • 41. Chinese Blister Beetle - China
    • 42. Orange-spotted Cockroach - Argentina
    • 43. Asian Water Beetle - Asia
    • 44. White Dragon Tail - Myanmar
    • 45. Litchi Stink Bug - Thailand

    • 46. Formosa Stag Beetle - Taiwan
    • 47. Eastern Butterfly Bug - Indonesia
    • 48. Golden Silk Orb Weaver - Indonesia
    • 49. Beautiful Cicada - Thailand
    • 50. Asian Stag Beetle - Borneo
    • 51. Shield-backed Bug - Indonesia
    • 52. Shield-backed Bug - Indonesia
    • 53. Hindustani Cicada - India
    • 54. Ground Beetle - Vietnam
    • 55. Spiny Orbweaver Spider - Zambia

    • 56. Frog-legged Leaf Beetle - Laos
    • 57. Giant Froghopper - Indonesia
    • 58. Chinese Stick Insect - China
    • 59. Cigarra exótica - Tailandia
    • 60. Tea Seed Bug - China

    • 61. Thai Stag Beetle - Thailand
    • 62. Tropical Weevil - Bangladesh
    • 63. Clown Shield Bug - China
    • 64. Dobsonfly Larva - Nicaragua
    • 65. Darkling Beetle - Algeria

    • 66. Short-horned Grasshopper - Iraq
    • 67. Cigarra dorada - México
    • 68. New Guinea Jewel Stag Beetle - Papua New Guinea
    • 69. Tobacco Cricket - Pakistan
    • 70. Tropical Mole Cricket - China

    • 71. Cetonia africana de las flores - Tanzania
    • 72. Dung Beetle - Iran
    • 73. Skimmer Larva - Brazil
    • 74. Paper Wasp - Indonesia
    • 75. Hawker Dragonfly - Iran

    • 76. Coastal Great Stag beetle - China
    • 77. Chinche escudo japonesa - Japón
    • 78. Longicorne de Formosa - Taiwán
    • 79. Black Chinese Earwig - Taiwan
    • 80. Tiger Beetle - Pakistan

    • 81. Striped Jewel Beetle - Philippines
    • 82. Leaf-footed bug - Malaysia
    • 83. Black Blister Beetle - Argentina
    • 84. Russian Longhorn Beetle - Russia
    • 85. Papua New Guinea Jewel Beetle - Nueva Guinea

    • 86. Longicorne amarillo - Taiwán
    • 87. Falsa cigarra - Tailandia
    • 88. Escarabajo joya gigante - Tailandia
    • 89. Ciempiés de patas largas - Turquía
    • 90. Cigarra negra manchada - Tailandia

    • 91. Cucaracha malgache - Madagascar
    • 92. Escarabajo de la muerte - Indonesia
    • 93. Red scarlet flower beetle - Tailandia
    • 94. Falso longicorne - Vietnam
    • 95. Abejorro carpintero- India

    • 96. Longicorne centroafricano - Uganda
    • 97. Chinche escudo negra - Filipinas
    • 98. Damselfly - Worldwide
    • 99. Pollen Basket Bee - India
    • 100. Tiger Millipede - Canada

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GIANT SIZED TARANTULA!

Measuring 13.5 by 10.5cm. This authentic giant Cuban Tarantula (Phormictopus sp.) will make a great addition to your bugs collection. Part of the Theraphosidae family, this fascinating insect is not part of an endangered species, and is farmed in many countries. Although not lethal to humans, the giant tarantula has urticant (itch-inducing) hairs on its velvety abdomen and legs.

Frequent questions


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What are the advantages of a subscription?
Subscribers get all issues delivered to their home at no extra cost. So you’ll never miss an issue and subscribers receive FOUR exclusive gifts!
1st gift: I will recive a poster FREE with the first delivery.
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*Subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine consists of 6 issues and the first magazine will be sent between 2 - 4 weeks after your third delivery. If I cancel my subscription to Real Life Bugs my free subscription to National Geographic Kids will also be cancelled.

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As a premium subscriber you will receive a set of 40 slides (4 boxes of 10 slides each) with a wide variety of specimens for you to view with your free microscope. The cost of a premium subscription is an additional £1 per issue from issue 3.
What happens if the gifts are no longer available?
Should the gifts be out of stock, we reserve the right to substitute them with similar articles of the same value. The articles are a non-monetary bonus and therefore cannot be exchanged for the same value in cash.
When will I receive the different issues?
Deliveries of your issues are sent out every month. With the first and second delivery you’ll receive a maximum of three issues, depending on which issue you started your subscription with. A delivery of two issues costs £11.98 and the price for three issues is £17.97. From the third delivery you’ll be getting four issues every month for £23.96. Premium subscribers add £1 per issue.
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The first issue is available for just 99p
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There are 60 issues planned for Real Life Bugs.
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